This hall is significant as an example of a simple timber Carpenter Gothic style hall built in Paddington in the late nineteenth century. The hall has served a variety of social and commercial uses including bank branch, meeting place, World War II dance venue, shoe repair business and residence over a period of some 110 years. It provides evidence of the activities of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society of Australia (PAFSOA), an organisation involved in providing an early form of health insurance to Queenslanders. The hall serves as a reminder of the development of Paddington in the late nineteenth century.
Constructed by 1890
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Reproduced from Brisbane City Council Heritage Citation: City Architecture and Heritage Team